SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the idea to scam in some way the individual opening it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, so that they all will recognize if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is conducted at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down list and enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be authorized to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature provides you with the top standard of safety, but it's not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are managed in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for any domain hosted in the account with just a couple of clicks. This is done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any kind of trouble to enable the protection. The only things that you'll have to do will be to choose a domain from a drop-down list then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent globally only if they're sent from that particular server. If your email addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain name has our MX records and this would be the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you can contact our support crew 24/7.